The Pros and Cons of Titanium Wedding Rings
27 Apr 2014
Titanium wedding rings have become increasingly popular over recent years with the advancement in engineering technology, especially for men’s wedding rings. The metal’s lightweight yet tough properties are just one of the reasons why titanium is so appealing.
If you or your partner is considering choosing titanium for your wedding ring it is a good idea to take into consideration all of the pro’s and con’s before making that final choice.
So, let us start off with why titanium is a fantastic choice!
- Weight: As mentioned, titanium’s most appealing characteristic for some is its weight. For a guy who is not used to wearing jewellery, he will hardly even notice he is wearing a ring!
- Durable: Titanium is one of the hardest metals on earth – making it extremely durable to scratches, knocks and general wear and tear.
- Affordability: Perhaps the most appealing characteristic of titanium is the price tag! A titanium wedding ring is significantly cheaper than precious metal rings, especially platinum. You can expect to pay a few hundred dollars for a classic titanium wedding ring.
- Ideal for Sensitive Skin: Titanium is 100% hypo-allergenic, making it a perfect choice for anyone with sensitive skin.
- Colours: What many do not realise is that unlike other metals titanium is available in a huge array of colours. This opens you up to interesting design options that could not be achieved with other metals.
Unfortunately, there are a few downsides to titanium that should also be considered:
- Can’t be soldered: Titanium is one of the few metals that can’t be soldered. This means that resizing your ring in the future will not be a possibility.
- Limited Custom made options: Special machinery is required to manufacture titanium so many jewellers do not have the capabilities to hand manufacture.This means you may be limited to a limited reduced range of designs.
- More Grey than White Gold or Platinum: If you are considering titanium as an alternative to precious white metals; such as white gold and platinum, it is important to be aware that titanium is much darker in colour.
Remember, when choosing your wedding rings or any other jewellery, it is a personal choice and you should not be too heavily influenced by fashion trends and other people’s opinions. What is right for you might not be right for others. Always make sure you try on a few options before you make your final choice – as this will be a ring that needs to stand the test of time.